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  • 11/14/2023 19:19 | Randall Durfy

    The Federal Communications Commission today adopted new rules to incentivize innovation and experimentation in the amateur radio bands by removing outdated restrictions and providing licensees with the flexibility to use modern digital emissions. 

    DOC-398409A1.pdf (

  • 11/11/2023 06:23 | Randall Durfy

    Comments are now due November 28, 2023, and replies December 28, 2023.

    Docket #, 23-120

    Here is the link to the ARRL page discussing in detail the proposed changes by the FCC and the ARRL response.

    60 Meter Band (

    Also, Steve KM9G from Temporarily Offline has a video on this issue.  Save 60 meters! - YouTube

    If you wish to directly enter your comments, click here:  SUBMIT AN EXPRESS FILING

    You can copy this text to add to your express filing or provide your own and/or add additional comments with your filing:

    I request and urge the FCC to keep the four existing channels allocated to amateur radio on a secondary basis.

    I request and urge the FCC to keep the 100 W power limit for the four existing channels and the new 15 kHz sub-band.


  • 11/10/2023 13:37 | Randall Durfy

    Prepare your car for winter, consider doing and keeping these essentials in your car:

    • Regular car maintenance checks
    • Make sure your tires and battery are in good working order
    • Keep your fuel tank always filled up
    • Add gas-line antifreeze and water remover
    • Premixed antifreeze
    • Windshield washer fluid
    • Snow shovel
    • Ice scraper and snow brush
    • Hat, gloves, and a winter coat
    • Snow boots
    • Blanket
    • Flashlight
    • Paper and pencil/pen/marker
    • Jumper cables or a battery booster
    • Make sure you keep your cell phone fully charged
    • Make sure your cell phone is programmed with all your important contacts
    • Print out a copy of all your important contacts and leave it in your glove box
    • Spare cigarette-style cell phone battery charger and a plug charger and cable
    • Bag of cat litter or sand and bag of rock salt
    • Safey vest
    • Safety glasses
    • Leather work gloves
    • Flares or reflectors
    • First aid kit
    • Water and protein bars
    • Make sure your mobile radio is programmed with all the area repeaters

  • 11/07/2023 21:39 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The state of Michigan makes it easy to get a ham radio plate.

    Complete this form and follow the instructions. DON'T do what KD8HFX did and wait at the SOS office for three hours just to be told to complete the form and send it in with your check.


  • 10/20/2023 09:45 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    MCRC board meeting. 


    Starting in November the Board will begin meeting on the Third WEDNESDAY of the month at the Zodiac Racquet Club - 14795 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

    All club members are welcome to attend.

  • 10/14/2023 09:35 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members, I'm please to share with you that at meeting on 10/13 we elected our next class of officers. 

    President Tony Griffin - KE8NSU

    Vice-President Bob Lawrence - K8HV

    Secretary Bryan Shiroda - KC8ZIQ

    Treasurer Craig Dunn - N2WXD

    Let's all congratulate the winners and support them in the upcoming years efforts. 

    The new officers will begin their role at the November meeting. 

  • 10/12/2023 20:24 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The NWS Detroit-Pontiac Office has released the following document for your viewing pleasure.

    Spotter Newsletter Fall 2023
  • 10/11/2023 14:37 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    UPDATED 10/17/23

    I'm sorry to have to inform you that our good friend Linda Riley - KB8TOO passed peacefully today. 

    Please take a moment to remember Linda and keep her daughter, Laura, in your thoughts during this difficult and sad time. 

    Linda Riley Obituary

    73 Linda, you'll be missed. 

    **********UPDATED 10/17/23************

    A memorial for Linda will be held on October 28th at 11:00 AM at the Trenton-Wyandotte Masonic Lodge. The address is 2550 W Jefferson.

    **********UPDATED 10/24/23************

    We have been informed that the memorial services scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to some schedule conflicts. As of this moment there is not a rescheduled. We will share additional information when and if it become available. 

  • 09/10/2023 11:46 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members, I'm please to share with you that we have a full list of nominations for the 2023- '24 class of MCRC board members. 

    For the office of President
    Tony Griffin - KE8NSU

    For the office of Vice-President
    Bob Lawrence - K8HV

    For the office of Secretary
    Bryan Shiroda - KC8ZIQ

    For the office of Treasurer 
    Craig Dunn - N2WXD

  • 01/13/2023 08:38 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Winter Vintage Electronics Expo is coming up later this month. It will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9am-4pm at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI.

    For more information, go to

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